Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

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Quick Bite

At Rebel Rebel, you can mingle with wine professionals, or just drink like one

By , Globe Staff

Somerville bar Rebel Rebel is a celebration of natural wine.


Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

By , Globe Staff

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.


It’s fall in New England. Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.

By , Globe Staff

A tongue-in-cheek guide to the region’s autumnal delights.

Dining Out

Chickadee is off to a flying start in the Seaport

By , Globe Staff

As a neighborhood rises up, we’ve got the most-polished opening Boston has seen in some time.